Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
of the rebel towns. thousands of syrians are pouring across the bored entire turkey. and israel has carried out an air strike in syria for a second day because syrian mortars have been landing inside israeli territory. israel is also filing a complaint with the united nations. >>> congress return to work today with a daunting agenda. they have seven weeks to reach a budget deal and avoid tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. danielle lee reports with more on the likelihood republicans and democrats will be able to reach a compromise. >> reporter: lawmaker rush to washington, welcoming the newly elected members of congress and promising they're ready for progress. >> we're going to work together to reignite the american dream. >> make no mistake. republicans are offering bipartisan solutions. now it is the president's turn. >> reporter: unless congress reaches a deal which so far has eluded them, the new year will bring about $600 billion in budget cuts. one of the steepest tax increases in 60 years. middle income families will pay b 2,000 more in tax a year. >> let's work on a package that w
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
the world feel that they have a stake in who wins tomorrow. israel overwhelmingly supports mitt romney because of hits outspoken comments against iran. but about 75% of europeans who were polled favor president obama. japanese also favor the president. but many people in pakistan are hoping for a change. many pakistanis do not like the u.s. drones over their country. >>> here at home, virginia will also play a key role in a fight for control of congress. pat lawson muse explains now what's riding on a very close race between tim kaine and george allen. >> the race for u.s. senate in virginia is one of the most closely watched in the nation. it's one of the few that could tip the balance in the senate. the candidates are familiar, of course, to virginia voters. former virginia governor kim kaine once chair of the democratic national committee and george allen, another former governor who lost this senate seat to jim webb in 2006. webb is retiring, along with other senators in six other states. virginia is a target for the gop because of just how close this race is. the latest nbc news "